Effects of video games
_ This essay was my second essay to write for Composition 2. After I had gotten the first paper jitters out of my system, I was much more prepared for this essay. Much like the first paper, we had the opportunity to learn about media and pop culture before writing this paper. We were then instructed to write a three to five page paper under the umbrella of media and pop culture. Again, I was able to step away from writing a typical five-paragraph essay. This really challenged me to continue with what I had learned by applying it to this paper. I focused more on in-text quotes, citing correctly, and continuing to flow between paragraphs. After writing these two papers I found out how much easier it was to write a paper when you have studied the topic in class for a couple of weeks. I also realized it is much easier to write over a topic you find interesting. For this paper, I chose my topic to be the effects video games have on people. Unlike the last paper, I did not relate to the topic but I did find it very interesting considering the continuous fight over video games. With video games being a target, I found it intriguing to not choose a side in my paper but to explore both sides. This gave me the opportunity write in a new way by sharing both sides of an argument. I believe I successfully took my mistakes from my first paper and learned from them in this second paper. I received a “B+” on this paper and I was very happy to see I had improved from the previous paper.